Scarlett Johansson Dares to Bare (Her Tattoo!) in Head-Turning Oscars Gown

"You can never have enough rehearsal," the star revealed of her presenting duties

Scarlett Johansson‘s return to the Oscars red carpet was a glamorous one. The newly single star stepped out in style wearing a purple printed floor-skimming Alaïa gown with a sheer skirt and a statement belt. And she was joined by her close friend and agent Joe Machota, who she brought as her date.

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Johansson, 32, is presenting at the this year’s show, and opened up on the red carpet about the importance of practicing her walk across the stage.

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“You can never have enough rehearsal,” the actress told Ryan Seacrest on E!’s Live from the Red Carpet, revealing she did not wear the same sky-high heels during her practice run.

“I couldn’t imagine having to put these on two days in a row,” she quipped. “Not that they are not gorgeous — They’re definitely not Converse.”

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She also opened up about her new action-packed film Ghost in the Shell, revealing shes “a glutton for punishment,” when it comes to “painful” high-impact, action movies.

Ghosts in the Shell is a film that asks a lot of existential questions — it was something I couldn’t pass up,” she shared. ” I was too curious.”

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Johansson has had a busy 2017 stepping out at events like amFAR’s annual New York gala and participating in the Women’s March on Washington D.C. The star split from husband Romain Dauriac after two years of marriage earlier this year, but they’ve remained friends.

One of her most memorable red carpet moments with him was the 2015 Oscars where she wore a green Atelier Versace number with a statement necklace.

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She’s had a string of show-stopping gowns including a magenta lace design with a cutout back in 2011, a black off-the-shoulder design and statement hair accessories in 2005 and a green gown with a red lip in 2004.

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